Scots Catholic Blog
Scots Catholic - Calling Scotland's 841,000 Catholics to unite as one voice
Scots Catholic Blog

October 2013

The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

The host turned to flesh
 
For those who seek evidence for the existence of God look no further than the small Italian town of Lanciano and the miracle which took place there in the 8 century.
 
One day while saying Mass, a Basilian monk who had been having serious doubts about the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, witnessed an incredible miracle along with his 100-strong congregation.  During the prayer of consecration, while he held up the host, he started to visibly shake and turning to face the congregation he said,

Nightfever Glasgow is back! This event will change your life!

 
Health Warning: this event will be detrimental to the health of those who are convinced the Catholic Church is either dead or in terminal decline in Scotland!
 
 
This Saturday sees the return of Nightfever to the city of Glasgow.
 
If you haven't yet experienced this uplifting event then you must take a little time out of your Saturday night to pop into St Aloysius Church on Rose Street (just off Sauchiehall Street ). (Click here for a map)
 
The Church will be plunged into darkness except for the runway of candles the length of the centre aisle leading all the way up to the altar where the main attraction, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, waits for his children to approach.

Dwelling on the Word of God: Rejecting Christ (Thursday 31st October 2013)

Taken from today's Gospel (Luke 13:31-35)
 
‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often have I longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! So be it! Your house will be left to you. Yes, I promise you, you shall not see me till the time comes when you say:
‘Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!’
 
 
After a few days focusing on the letters of St Paul today we turn back to the words of Jesus in the Gospel.

Miss World: "I'm against Abortion" and "Sex is for Marriage"

 
In a frank interview to a local broadcaster, the 2013 Miss World Megan Lynn Young (pictured), revealed a number of truths about her own beliefs on some of the most important topics in our world today.
 
In an interview likely to send shockwaves throughout an increasingly secular western world, 23 year old Miss Young from the Philippines boldly expressed her firm belief that abortion is wrong and that sex is something sacred to the sacrament of marriage.
 
When asked about the subject of abortion, Miss Young stated, "Abortion is wrong.

Christian Radio for Scotland!

 
At last we have a Christian radio broadcast based in Scotland! 
 
Radio Alba seeks to bring morning prayers (including school prayers) to the nation, to focus on good news stories, and also provide opportunities for reflection on topics of interests as well as scripture.
 
Broadcasting will start this Friday 1st November (All Saints Day)!
Remember to tune in!
 
For more details check out Radio Alba here: http://radioalba.org/
 
 

Dwelling on the Word of God: Struggling in Prayer (Wednesday 30th October 2013)

From today's reading (Romans 8:26-30):
 
'The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness.  For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words...'
 
 
What great comfort we can take from this! 
St Paul tells us that, even when we struggle to pull together the right words in prayer, the Holy Spirit knows what we mean and will transform it into a language that God will understand.
 

Dwelling on the Word of God: The Joy of Heaven (Tuesday 29th October 2013)

From today's reading (Romans 8:18-25)
 
'I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us.'
 
 
In this reading St Paul highlights the joy that awaits us in Heaven.  It has been said before on this blog that suffering will happen and we are to accept that suffering as part of God's Divine Plan and we must trust that it is for the greater good and part of our own necessary sanctification.
 
St Paul in this reading is putting that suffering in perspective.

Dwelling on the Word of God: Prayer (Monday 28th October 2013)

Even Jesus has to pray
 
Taken from today’s Gospel (Luke 6:12-16):
 
Jesus went into the hills to pray; and he spent the whole night in prayer to God.
 
 
Prayer.  It’s an interesting thought isn’t it?  How often do we actually pray?  How do we pray?  Where do we pray? 
 
There are a lot of materials out there giving us different methods of prayer and putting forward suggestions on how we should pray.  Jesus himself gave us the ‘Our Father’ as a means of prayer to God.

Glasgow Shines Brightly as the Pro-Life Movement Takes Centre Stage

Our Lady's statue is carried through Glasgow
 
Last night the centre of Glasgow witnessed the joy and splendour of life, wrapped up in a beautiful Rosary, dignified procession, and passionate celebration of the Mass.
 
It was pro-life night and the people of Glasgow took to the streets to spread the Good News of life.  Around 300 people were present in George Square and it was evident that numbers were slightly up on last year which was encouraging. 
 
The Rosary, led by Father John Keenan of the University of Glasgow and St Patrick’s, Anderston, was a beautiful show of devotion and honour to Our Blessed Mother whose statue, held ably aloft by two young volunteers, looked lovingly over the crowd as it prayed.

Dwelling on the Word of God: Don’t Hold a Grudge (Friday 25th October 2013)

From today's Gospel (Luke 12:54-59)
 
‘when you go to court with your opponent, try to settle with him on the way, or he may drag you before the judge and the judge hand you over to the bailiff and the bailiff have you thrown into prison. I tell you, you will not get out till you have paid the very last penny.’
 
 
Is holding a grudge something we find easy to do?  It’s probably fair to say that we have held a grudge at some point in our lives, we may even be holding a grudge right now.
RSS Follow

Recent Posts

Scots support reduced abortion time limits and statutory waiting period
Catholic Bishops call for faithful to reflect on beauth and goodness of Church teaching ahead of General Election
With Christianity dying out in Europe we need the family more than ever
Cadbury, don't let the bullies win
Peaceful and prayerful: 40 Days for Life returns to Scotland this Lent

Categories

Abortion
Abortion, pro-life
Abstinence
Abuse
Adoption
Adultery
Agnosticism
Amoris Laetitia
Angels
Angelus
Annunciation
Apologetics
Art
Ascension
AsceSolemnitynsion
Assisted Dying
Assisted Suicide
Asylum
Atheism
Baptism
Beatitudes
Bible
Bishop
Buddhism
Canon Law
Capital Punishment
Catechism
Catholic
Catholic Education
Cerebral Palsy
Charity
Chastity
Children
Christian
Christian Unity
Christianity
Christmas
Church
Church Doctors
Commandments
Confession
Confirmation
Consecration
Contraception
Creation
Crime
Crucifixion
Death
Devil
Devotion
Disability
Divination
Division
Divorce
Down's Syndrome
Dwelling on the Word of God
Easter
Ecumenism
Edinburgh
Education
Encyclical
EU
Eucharist
Eugenics
Europe
European Parliament
European Union
Euthanasia
Evangelii Gaudium
Evangelisation
Events
Evil
Evolution
Excommunication
Exorcism
Exorcist
Facebook
Faith
Family
Fatherhood
Feast Days
Film
Football
Forgiveness
Gender
Gendercide
General Audience
General Election
Genocide
Glasgow
God
Gospel
Gospel Reflection
Gossip
Handing on the Faith
Health
Heaven
Hell
Holy Communion
Holy Spirit
Homosexuality
Idolatry
Incest
Infanticide
Internet
Islam
Jesus
Journalism
Joy
Judaism
Laudato Si
Law
Learn the Catholic Faith
Lent
Life
Love
Magisterium
Marriage
Martyrdom
Mary
Mass
Media
Medical Research
Mercy
Messi
Miracle
Missions
Money
Mother of God
Motu Proprio
Nativity
Natural Family Planning
News
Nightfever
Our Lady
Papacy
Parish
Passion
Peace
Persecution
Politics
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Francis
Pornography
Poverty
Prayer
Precepts
Priesthood
Pro-Choice
Pro-Life
Protestantism
Purgatory
Radio
Reconciliation
Refugee
Relativism
Religion
Rome
Ronaldo
Rosary
Sacrament
Sacrifice
Safeguarding
Saints
Salvation
Same Sex Marriage
Satan
Science
Scotland
Scottish Government
Scottish Parliament
Scripture
Sectarianism
Secularism
Sex
Sin
Soccer
Social Media
Solemnity
Sport
Stations of the Cross
Suffering
Suicide
Survey
Synod
Technology
Television
Tradition
Transgender
Trinity
Truth
Twitter
UK Parliament
UN
United Kingdom
United States
Unity
Vatican
Via Crucis
Virgin Mary
Vocations
War
Way of the Cross
Women
Word of God
World Cup
World Youth Day
Year of Faith
Youth

Archives

May 2017
April 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013

powered by

Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint